Open seven days a week, Ritsurin Koen Garden in Kagawa is perhaps the most meticulously kept property you will ever see. Surrounding the calm Nanko Pond, the estate had been in the hands of the Matsudaira clan for over 200 years until it was opened to the public in 1875. Painstakingly developed over a period of centuries, Ritsurin Garden possesses a uniquely Japanese sense of order and tranquility. For a small admission fee, it would be a shame to not visit this historical landmark. And, for those who have a deeper cultural appreciation, Ritsurin Garden offers a Wasen boat ride and enjoy the garden in the style that the ancient Matsudaira clan might have.